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Franconian Switzerland

(Fränkische Schweiz) – a favorite with early 19th century poets who gave a name that stuck, this karst region is world renowned for its climbing and has some beautiful caves

37km

49.83911.302

Bamberg

Place in Bavaria, Germany

38km

49.910.9

Bayreuth

Place in Bavaria, Germany

65km

49.9480555611.57833333

Augsburg

Place in Bavaria, Germany

81km

48.3666666710.9

Munich

city in Bavaria, Germany

111km

48.133311.5833

Ulm

Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

144km

48.49.98333333
Sights

Kunsthalle Nürnberg

Has rotating art exhibitions, hours & prices vary.

92m

49.449919311.0824683

St. Lorenz, Nuremberg

Mostly built in the 15th century and now part of the Evangelical or Lutheran church of Germany, Lorenzkirche forms the focus of the south-side old town. It's dominated within by the 18m tall Tabernacle, a gothic spire made circa 1493 by Adam Kraft, with himself as one of three figures holding it up. (Find more of his work across the river in St Sebaldus, in the Germanische Nationalmuseum, and in Ulm.) Note also the stained glass windows, and Veit Stoss' "Annunciation" (Engelsgruss) suspended high over the altar.

587m

49.45111.07805556

Nuremberg Transport Museum

museum

1.0km

49.44555611.074444

Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Soon after they came to power in 1933 the Nazis chose Nuremberg as the place for their annual party rallies. They planned a set of gigantic buildings here, few of which were built. Start at the Documentation Centre for the story of how the Nazis rose to power, their grasp of modern media and propaganda techniques, the organisation of the party rallies and wider mass agitation, and the connections between that and their crimes against minorities and plunge into World War 2. The Documentation Center is in the north wing of the Congress Hall (Kongresshalle), one of the few planned constructions that did get built. Although the rally grounds cover a wide area, there's little else to see here other than the reviewing stand at the Zeppelin field. The "Große Straße" which was the spine of the rally grounds is now just a modern road. Note you can also get here on S-2 to Dutzendteich; other S-bahn trains run through this station but don't stop.

3.5km

49.4338888911.11277778

Palace of Justice, Nuremberg

After World War II, this site was chosen for trials of the Nazi high command, partly for Nuremberg's symbolic role in Nazism, but chiefly because the Palace of Justice was undamaged and contained a prison block. Charges were brought both against individuals, and against entire organisations such as the SS and Gestapo. The permanent exhibition tells the story of this and subsequent trials, eg of collaborating doctors and judges, and of officers of the individual concentration camps. It shows how these trials established many present day principles of international law and morality, eg the legal concept of genocide, and the Helsinki Principles on medical experimentation. Courtroom 600, where the trials were held, is still used today for serious crimes, so it can only be visited if no trial is in progress.

3.9km

49.4543383311.048505

Fürth

town in Bavaria, Germany

9.3km

49.4666666711

Franconia

German region

35km

49.81610.865

Lech (river)

river in Austria and Germany

54km

48.73510.93638889

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

town in Germany

100km

49.3833333310.18333333

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

town in Bavaria, Germany

143km

47.511.08333333

Neuschwanstein Castle

palace in Bavaria, Germany

144km

47.557510.75

Alpsee

lake in Ostallgäu, Bavaria, Germany

145km

47.5511111110.72361111

Säuling

mountain

145km

47.5333333310.75

Alatsee

lake in Germany

147km

47.5608333310.63944444

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Nuremberg

Germany
Nuremberg is Franconia's largest city, and thus the undisputed economic, social and cultural center of Franconia. The city lies on the Pegnitz River and the Main-Danube Canal. It is about 170 km (110 mi) north of Munich with a population of around 520,000 making it the second-biggest city in the Bundesland Bavaria and the biggest city in the region of Franconia. The town is the center of the Metropolitan Region Nuremberg. Long a de facto independent "freie Reichstadt", the city was an early center of manufacturing and proto-industry and had a golden era during the 16th century when people like Albrecht Dürer, Hans Sachs or Martin Behaim called the city home. Annexed into Bavaria in the early 19th century, the city later came to host Germany's first railway, linking it with neighboring Fürth. It is probably most famous for being the site of numerous Nazi rallies and later the trials against the main war criminals. Extensively bombed as an industrial center and a symbol of Nazism, Nuremberg was rebuilt after the war and thus managed to retain much of its medieval charm.

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Jan

2.9°C-3.1
Precipitation: 41.7 mm

Feb

4.6°C-2.9
Precipitation: 36.6 mm

Mar

9.2°C0.4
Precipitation: 47 mm

Apr

14.4°C3.3
Precipitation: 39.8 mm

May

19.4°C8
Precipitation: 60.8 mm

Jun

21.8°C11.1
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Jul

24.6°C13.3
Precipitation: 80.4 mm

Aug

24.2°C12.8
Precipitation: 63.5 mm

Sep

19.4°C9
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Oct

13.9°C5.2
Precipitation: 52.6 mm

Nov

7.2°C1.2
Precipitation: 47.4 mm

Dec

3.5°C-1.7
Precipitation: 51.4 mm